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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-24-2018, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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I have been toying with the idea of purchasing a Spindle Sander for my little shop. I have at times found myself thinking if I could sand in a bit of circle or curve it would be nice. I have looked at several different brands. I am presently no more than a hobbyist wood worker at best. So the question, I would like to ask of the forum is, do you have a preference of one brand over another. Again, I am but, a beginner in the wood working world. So advice as to what to purchase and what to look for to do the work I want to do in needed. I have looked at Rockwell, Triton, EJWOX , Fox and others. I do not want to spend a great deal of money on this item. If I find I use it more than I planned on, I will up grade to something better.

I would like to look at an Oscillating unit, but that is not an absolute. But I really know nothing about these type of sanders, other than what I have seen demonstrated and played with at a show. So your help from any all would be accepted in a most gracious manner.

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I use this one from Rigid all the time...almost daily. https://www.amazon.com/Ridgid-EB4424...llating+sander . It's probably eight years old now and if and when it dies, I will certainly replace it.
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Don't buy a Ryobi. I can't keep a belt on it. Last one I bought was $10, didn't last long, and was a PITA to install.

They are handy for sanding curves. The oscillating ones wear more of the sleeve than stationary ones do but more moving parts mean more places to wear out eventually. A table that moves up and down would accomplish the same thing but I don't know if there are any like that.

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I just followed CJ's link and the Triton TSPS450, the Wen 6510, the Rockwell RK 9011, and the Shop Fox W1831 are all the same machine. There may be more brands than those on that machine.
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Years ago I started with the Delta BOSS and it did what I wanted OK, it had a stationary table,(non-Tilting), and did ok. When I replaced it I bought the Ridgid, and I work the dickens out of it on virtually every project. I use the belt as much as the sleeves. The tilting table has come in handy many times. When the belts or tubes get worn, I turn them upside down, or clamp a 3/4" board on the table to raise up the work to use the upper part of the belt. The dust collection port does a fairly good job of extracting the sawdust. If this one ever goes south,I will replace it with another Ridgid.

There are some others out there, a Grizzly, EJWOX<and WEN, I can't vouch for them, they have the drive spindle on the RH side, instead of the LH side like the Ridgid.

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I"d throw out another vote for the Rigid.... Great lil machine for the money. Not really designed for a production shop, but for the hobbyist. I'd have to say I have a busy hobbyist shop and the thing just keeps going.
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I have this one from grizzly. The dust collection is outstanding. I really like it.
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Gotta vote for the Ridgid. I use the belt sander all the time. Great little machine for the serious hobbiest. Mounted it on a cheap Walmart wheeled micro wave cart with a drawer and a basket underneath. Holds everythng and then some, also making it portable.

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I made myself a sanding drum in a drill press as per a link on You tube which I am unable to post as I do not have 10 posts

PM me if you want the link.

It works a treat and is cheap
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